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New Spouses to Dover AFB

Welcome from the Dover Airman & Family Readiness Center (A&FRC)

Listed below is information to make your transition to Dover as smooth as possible. Please let us know if we can be of any more assistance to you and your family. We are located at 846 Sumner Drive, behind the shoppette in Base Housing, and our phone number is 302-677-6930. Our hours of operation are Monday-Friday, 0800-1700.

Inbound Relocation Assistance:

Ø  Upon arrival to Dover AFB, please attend our Inbound Spouse Orientation program which is held bi-monthly from 0900-1100 at Chapel 1.  Various agencies from around the base will educate you on their programs and services and answer your inbound questions and concerns. Please call the Airman & Family Readiness Center at 677-6930 for program dates.  PCS Childcare can be used if you attend this workshop within 60 days of your arrival to the base. Don’t wait sign up today!

Ø  If you are interested in meeting spouses from the base, Dover AFB has clubs for Officers’ Spouses, and Enlisted Spouses:

Dover Officers' Spouses' Club:  The Dover Officers’ Spouses’ Club (DOSC) is an exciting way to meet new friends and make a difference on base and in the local community.  To find out more information about this club, please visit their website at: www.doverosc.com or email them at doverosc(at)yahoo(dot)com

Dover Enlisted Spouses' Club:  The Dover Enlisted Spouses’ Club (ESC) brings spouses together in an environment of support and service.  It is an active voice at Dover as well as in the surrounding communities.  To find out more information about this club, please email them at doveresc(at)gmail(dot)com

Ø  Are you interested in volunteering as a Key Spouse? The Key Spouse Program is a formal unit program that offers informal peer-to-peer/Wingmansupport to families. For more information about this program, please contact the Airman & Family Readiness Center at 677-6930.
Listed below are all the organizations and email listings of our Key Spouse groups on base:

Key Spouse Groups by Squadron:
436 Airlift Wing:
Mission Support Group:
436 Civil Engineering Squadron: 436ceskeyspouse(at)gmail(dot)com
436 Communications Squadron: keyspouse436cs(at)gmail(dot)com
436 Force Support Squadron: keyspouse436fss(at)gmail(dot)com
436 Logistics Readiness Squadron: spouses_436_lrs(at)yahoo(dot)com
436 Security Forces Squadron: 436sfskeyspouse(at)yahoo(dot)com
Maintenance Group:
436 Aerial Port Squadron: apsdoverspouses(at)gmail(dot)com
436 Aircraft Maintenance Squadron: 436amxsspouses(at)gmail(dot)com
736 Aircraft Maintenance Squadron: 736family(at)gmail(dot)com
436 Maintenance Squadron: mxs436keyspouse(at)yahoo(dot)com
436 Maintenance Operations Flight: 436moFkeyspouse(at)gmail(dot)com


Operations Group:
3rd Airlift Squadron: 3rdAirlift(at)gmail(dot)com
9th Airlift Squadron: 9thspouses(at)gmail(dot)com
436 Operations Support Squadron: spouses4360ss(at)gmail(dot)com
Medical Group:
436 Medical Group: 436thmdgkeyspouse(at)gmail(dot)com
Other Units:
Air Force Mortuary Affairs: afinaofamilyspt(at)yahoo(dot)com
Local Community Information
Information on the local and surrounding areas can be found at the following website:
Understanding Air Force Culture

Air Force Aid Society
  • The website of the official charity of the Air Force. For over 67 years, the Air Force Aid Society has supported the Air Force mission by providing worldwide emergency assistance, sponsoring education assistance programs and offering an array of base community enhancement programs that improve quality of life for Airmen and their families.
Air Force Crossroads
  • The Official Community Website of the United States Air Force. Need information about a base? Considering a new assignment? Find out all about any of over 300 major installations in DoD – with information provided by the bases themselves, and much more.
CinC House

Where military wives and women in uniform are Commanders in Chief. Topics: Military Living, Relocation, Deployment, Mind and Body, Money, My Career, Marriage, Brats and Babies, Blogs, Forums, Marketplace, Hubs

Military Avenue
  • Finding military-friendly businesses in new communities and resources that aid our mobile lifestyle can become an overwhelming task. MilitaryAvenue exists to attempt to ease these burdens.
Military One Source
Education, relocation, parenting, stress - you name it - Military OneSource is here to help you with just about any need...Our free service is provided by the Department of Defense for active-duty, Guard, and Reserve service members and their families. The service is completely private and confidential, with few exceptions. Have a concern? Start solving it today with Military OneSource

Military Spouse Career Advancement Account (MyCAAl
Provides up to $4000 for military spouses for training or education in many portable career fields; some rank restrictions. Does not need to be repaid.
Military Spouse Magazine
Topics: Deployment, Relationships, Family, Money, Career and Education, Well Being, At Home
National Military Family Association
Resource information on moving, disaster preparedness, money, spouse education and employment, etc.
National Military Spouse Network
The Online Home of Military Spouses--Over 400,000 Members
The Spouse Channel
Information on military life, deployment, relocation, relationships, spouse employment, spouse education and education
Military Spouse Careers
Carrer advice, Networks, and job boards.
  • Military Family Focused Jobs
    A listing of websites and companies that offer career information and/or jobs for military members and their families.
  • Military Spouse Corporate Career Network
    A non-profit corporate direct hire program. The Military Spouse Corporate Career Network (MSCCN) is dedicated to providing career opportunities and job portability for military spouses through a nationwide network of employers.
One Search. All Jobs.
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NAF jobs www.nafjobs.org
The 436th Force Support Squadron's Human Resource Office is responsible for all NonAppropriated (NAF) job opportunities on Dover Air Force Base. US Federal Employment USAJOBS is the official job site of the US Federal Government. It's your one-stop source for Federal jobs and employment information.
US Federal Employment
USAJOBS is the official job site of the US Federal Government. It's your one-stop source for Federal jobs and employment information.

Non-profit Careers: Idealist.org
Idealist is an interactive site where people and organizations can exchange resources and ideas, locate opportunities and supporters, and take steps toward building a world where all people can lead free and dignified lives. Listings for volunteer and job opportunities in the not-for-profit sector.
Technology Careers: Dice.com
The Career Hub for Tech Insiders

For friendly, knowledgeable, in-person career assistance, don't forget to attend the Ainnan & Family Readiness Center's Spouses' Employment/Career Catalog class. For more infonnation about this program, call 677-6930. The A&FRC also offers additional employment workshops such as Ultimate Job Search, 10 Steps to a Federal Job, Civilian Resume Workshop, Small
Business Seminar plus one-on-one counseling with a career and education consultant.
Other useful information:

Are you a brand new military spouse and tired of hearing Air Force people speak a strange language of acronyms you've never heard of and you want to learn more about the Air Force culture and Dover AFB?  Then plan on attending the Airman & Family Readiness Centers Heart Link program! To find out more about the program and the next workshop date, please call   677-6930.

Have more questions or concerns about life as a military spouse?  You can make a personal appointment with a Military& Family Life Consultant (MFLC) by calling (302) 379-6411.  MFLCs are available from 8am-8pm and your appointment is free and completely confidential--you don't even have to give your name. MFLCs can meet with you in the Airman & Family Readiness Center or anywhere (but a private home or vehicle) on base or in the local community—coffee shop, a park, you name it! No records are kept except in the event that any type of abuse or plan for self-harm is reported.